Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 6 medium yams or sweet potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds)

  2. 2 oranges

  3. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

  4. 3 Tbsp. margarine or butter

  5. 2 Tbsp. water

  6. 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

  7. 1/4 tsp. salt

  8. 2 Tbsp. chopped toasted pecans

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cook yams or sweet potatoes in enough water to cover for 25 to 35 minutes or till just tender. Drain. Peel and cut into 1-1/2-inch-thick slices.

  2. Finely shred enough orange peel to make 1 teaspoon; set aside. Remove and discard remaining peel from oranges. Cut oranges into thin slices. Alternate sweet potato and orange slices in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish.

  3. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, margarine or butter, water, nutmeg, and salt. Bring to boiling; boil gently, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Stir in shredded orange peel. Pour mixture over potato mixture.

  4. Bake, uncovered, in a 325 F. oven for about 30 minutes or till glazed, spooning syrup over potatoes once.

  5. Before serving, spoon any syrup in baking dish over potatoes. Sprinkle pecans over top.


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